Stanford University
@chrisyeh
PBworks
Wasabi Ventures
Stanford produces the largest number
of Founders/Co-Founders

Source : http://info.crunchbase.com/2013/08/12/entrepreneurs...
Stanford Alumni companies…
What makes Stanford successful?

• History
• Academics
• Policy
• Geography
History

Stanford was founded by an entrepreneur,
Leland Stanford (and his wife Jane)

(From the left) Leland Stanford , h...
History

Fred Terman, the dean of engineering, encouraged Bill
Hewlett and Dave Packard to found a company

(From the left...
History

After WW2, government research grants
accelerated technology development at Stanford
Year
1950
1960
1970
1980
199...
Stanford collaborates with industry

Stanford Research Institute: 1946
Stanford Research Park: 1951
What makes Stanford so successful

• History
• Academics
• Policy
• Geography
Academics

Stanford’s 7 schools ranked among the
top universities in the world
Name of School

Undergrad
Students

Graduat...
Academics

Multidisciplinary learning creates
value at Stanford
What makes Stanford so successful

• History
• Academics
• Policy
• Geography
Unique policies distinguish Stanford
from its competitors
• Collaboration with industry
• Investing in startups
• “Stoppin...
Industry-academia collaboration has
been very active at Stanford
・Stanford Research Park and Stanford Research institute
・...
Student-run accelerator StartX helps
students start their businesses

87 companies founded Since 2011

Policy
What makes Stanford so successful

• History
• Academics
• Policy
• Geography
Geography

Venture Capital up the road
The Future of Stanford
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What Makes Stanford Special

  1. 1. Stanford University @chrisyeh PBworks Wasabi Ventures
  2. 2. Stanford produces the largest number of Founders/Co-Founders Source : http://info.crunchbase.com/2013/08/12/entrepreneurs-and-universities/
  3. 3. Stanford Alumni companies…
  4. 4. What makes Stanford successful? • History • Academics • Policy • Geography
  5. 5. History Stanford was founded by an entrepreneur, Leland Stanford (and his wife Jane) (From the left) Leland Stanford , his wife Jane, and Leland Stanford, Jr.
  6. 6. History Fred Terman, the dean of engineering, encouraged Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard to found a company (From the left) Dave Packard , Bill Hewlett , and Fred Terman Since 1939
  7. 7. History After WW2, government research grants accelerated technology development at Stanford Year 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2009 A research grant from the governm ent 1, 267 14, 803 57, 043 118, 942 245, 244 87. 5% 391, 156 84. 3% 582, 274 77. 3% Unit : $000 Percentage represents the ratio of a research grant provided by the U.S. government out of total amount provided
  8. 8. Stanford collaborates with industry Stanford Research Institute: 1946 Stanford Research Park: 1951
  9. 9. What makes Stanford so successful • History • Academics • Policy • Geography
  10. 10. Academics Stanford’s 7 schools ranked among the top universities in the world Name of School Undergrad Students Graduate Students No of Faculty - 928 230+ 134 309 55 - 365 52 883 3,452 240+ 2,320 2,162 500+ School of Law 636 140+ School of Medicine 927 830 8,779 2,000+ Graduate School of Business School of Earth Sciences Graduate School of Education School of Engineering School of Humanities & Sciences Total 6,887※ ※ Including 3,550 students who have not decided their major Data: Undergrad and Graduate students – as of 2010/11, Faculty – web search
  11. 11. Academics Multidisciplinary learning creates value at Stanford
  12. 12. What makes Stanford so successful • History • Academics • Policy • Geography
  13. 13. Unique policies distinguish Stanford from its competitors • Collaboration with industry • Investing in startups • “Stopping out” • Plenty of resources Policy
  14. 14. Industry-academia collaboration has been very active at Stanford ・Stanford Research Park and Stanford Research institute ・Stanford Technology Licensing Office founded in 1970 ・The Bayh-Dole Act in 1980 ・Licensing income comparison Rank 1 2 3 10 27 N am e of colege l N orthw estern C ol bi um a N YU S tanford H arvard Li censi ng N o. of N o. of N o. of fied Total research l i ncom e Startups Li censi ng patent budget 162 3 31 128 400 154 13 51 57 604 113 5 38 29 308 65 9 77 128 833 12 8 65 46 704 As of 2009/10, unit : $M
  15. 15. Student-run accelerator StartX helps students start their businesses 87 companies founded Since 2011 Policy
  16. 16. What makes Stanford so successful • History • Academics • Policy • Geography
  17. 17. Geography Venture Capital up the road
  18. 18. The Future of Stanford
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